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  • ANTI-TERROR OOPS

    06/23/2008 6:46:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies · 307+ views
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/08 | SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    SPEAKING without a text in front of him, Barack Obama betrays a troubling lack of knowledge on important issues - such as the law and terrorism. In his ABC interview last Monday, for example, Obama attacked the Bush approach on fighting terror. He claimed that, in the case of "the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in US prisons, incapacitated."
  • Asking the Bombers to Try Again

    06/22/2008 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 119+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 20, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    In an ABC interview on Monday, Sen. Barack Obama urged us to go back to the era of criminal-justice prosecution of terror suspects, citing the successful efforts to imprison those who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. It was key to his attack on the Bush adminstration, which he charged, has "been willing to skirt basic protections that are in our Constitution . . . It is my firm belief that we can crack down on threats against the United States, but we can do so within the constraints of our Constitution. . . "In previous terrorist attacks -...
  • Willful Blindness--real story behind FBI's inability to stop the first World Trade Center bombing.

    06/03/2008 4:34:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-3-08 | David Forsmark
    Willful Blindness   By David ForsmarkFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the JihadBy Andrew C. McCarthyEncounter, $25.95, 352pp.As the presidential election approaches and Democrats vow to reverse many of the Bush tactics in the Global War on Terror – and John McCain flirts with the disastrous idea of giving terrorists access to the American judicial system – it's worth revisiting the days of the "law enforcement" approach to fighting terrorists.Andrew McCarthy was the federal prosecutor who, against all odds, secured a long prison term for Omar Abdel Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh" who plotted the...
  • WTC bombing ended age of innocence

    02/17/2008 9:28:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/08 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - The 1993 World Trade Center bombing left a giant crater in the basement of the 110-story twin towers and an even larger hole in the nation's sense of security. With the 15th anniversary approaching, the days before the bomb blast appear to mark the last time when millions of Americans went about their business, unaware of the dangers posed by international terrorism. "Not an awful lot of people thought about how vulnerable we were," recalled Joseph Guccione, the U.S. marshal for New York. "It was a terrible lesson that was learned." Lower Manhattan tried to armor itself...
  • For Senator Clinton, It’s 1993 All over Again

    07/10/2007 9:40:54 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies · 1,298+ views
    I n February 1993, just days after their bomb failed to bring down the Twin Towers (though it did kill several people, injure over a thousand, and cause nearly a billion dollars in damage), jihadists prepared a letter warning Americans of what was to come — a letter that takes one’s breath away when reread six years after the destruction of the World Trade Center: We are, the Liberation Army fifth battalion, again. Unfortunately, our calculations were not very accurate this time. However, we promise you that next time it will be very precise and WTC will continue to be...
  • SUSPECT IN FIRST WTC BOMBING TO BE SPEAKER IN HARTFORD JULY 8, 2007

    07/02/2007 6:53:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 71 replies · 4,921+ views
    Americans against Hate | July 2, 2007 | RaceBannon
    One of the unindicted co-conspirators of the FIRST WTC bombing, Siraj Wahhaj, will be a speaker at a local Islamic Conference to be held THIS SUNDAY in Hartford, Connecticut. All Freepers and Lurkers in good standing are requested to drop everything to be in Hartford for this event. This meeting is being held by known HAMAS supporters, also.
  • The Clintons Lulled Us Into War

    06/28/2007 4:42:34 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 42 replies · 1,260+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 27 June 2007 | Staff
    Leadership: Rudy Giuliani makes it clear that if he and Hillary Clinton are the nominees in 2008, she will have to answer why co-president Bill didn't treat the 1993 WTC bombing as al-Qaida's Pearl Harbor.
  • Giuliani Slams Clinton Over Terrorism

    06/26/2007 3:00:50 PM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP ^ | BOB LEWIS
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday accused former President Clinton of not responding forcefully enough to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing or later terrorist attacks. The former New York mayor criticized Democrats, accusing them of weakness and naivete in dealing with terrorism. Giuliani made the comments to about 650 business, corporate and political leaders at Regent University, the conservative Christian college founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. "Islamic terrorists killed more than 500 Americans before Sept. 11. Many people think the first attack on America was on Sept. 11, 2001. It was not....
  • World Trade Center, 1993 Terrorist Attack (don't say it too loudly - Yousef had IRAQI passport)

    09/08/2006 10:14:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 4,866+ views
    espionageinfo.com ^ | 9-2006 | Judson Knight
    JUDSON KNIGHT The World Trade Center (WTC) bombing of 1993 has long since been overshadowed by the attack that brought the twin towers down on September 11, 2001. Yet, at the time it occurred, the attack loomed as large on the American landscape as the towers themselves once did on the Manhattan skyline. The attack killed six people and injured more than a thousand, the first casualties from foreign terrorists on U.S. soil. American authorities identified at least eight perpetrators, but questions remain as to the ultimate cause of the attack. The attack and its aftermath. At 12:18 p.m. on...
  • Bring This Man to Justice! (Wanted for 1993 World Trade Center Bombing)

    09/08/2006 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 826+ views
    DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE; DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE TO UNITED STATES PROPERTY; TRANSPORT IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE AN EXPLOSIVE; DESTRUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR MOTOR VEHICLE FACILITIES; CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT OFFENSE OR DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES; AIDING AND ABETTING; PENALTY OF DEATH OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WHEN DEATH RESULTS; ASSAULT OF A FEDERAL OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY; COMMISSION OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE THROUGH THE USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON OR DEVICE ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN (second photograph taken in 2002)Abdul Rahman Yasin is wanted for his alleged participation in the terrorist bombing...
  • What al-Qaida Really Wants (important read)

    08/21/2006 8:10:10 AM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 58 replies · 2,572+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | August 12, 2005 | Yassin Musharbash
    * The First Phase Known as "the awakening"... or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001... The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. * The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community."...Iraq should become the center for all global operations * The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and...
  • Uncertain Trumpets (Democrats will fail us if given the chance)

    08/12/2006 8:28:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 859+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8-11-06 | Editorial
       Uncertain Trumpets INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 8/11/2006 Leadership: If the foiled airline bomb plot sounded familiar, it should. In 1995, al-Qaida planned the same thing as the Clinton administration slept. Democrats hope to press the snooze button again in November. The 1995 plot was uncovered when Ramzi Yousef, subsequently convicted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, hastily fled a burning Manila apartment, leaving behind bomb materials and a laptop with disks containing plans for something called Project Bojinka — the Arabic word for "loud explosion." The plot was to blow up 11 American jetliners over the...
  • Muslim leader accused of hiding ties to terrorists

    01/15/2004 1:46:37 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 14, 2004 | Amanda Garrett and John Caniglia
    Imam Fawaz Damra helped lay the groundwork for an organization that ultimately merged into al-Qaida in the late 1980s. He was an unindicted co-conspirator of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. And he passionately raised money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Jews in Israel during the 1990s. Yet Damra, spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims in Northeast Ohio, seemed to fly comfortably beneath the radar of U.S. terror investigators - until Tuesday. FBI agents swooped in on the Palestinian cleric at his Strongsville home, arresting him on a relatively minor - and...
  • Shredding Common Sense (You're NOT gonna believe this!)

    12/14/2005 7:14:35 AM PST · by Valin · 65 replies · 2,364+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | 12/13/05 | Ralph Reiland
    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was the most destructive terrorist attack on U.S. soil up until that time. Planted in a rental van, a 1,500-pound, urea-nitrate bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center complex, creating a crater 200 feet across and seven stories deep. The blast killed six people, injured nearly 1,000, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage and business interruptions. It could have been worse. “If the van had been parked a few feet closer to one of the pillars,” writes James Bovard, a policy analyst for The Future of...
  • Jury faults Port Authority in '93 WTC bomb

    10/26/2005 3:21:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 597+ views
    AP ^ | 10/26/5 | SAMUEL MAULL
    NEW YORK - A jury ruled Wednesday that the Port Authority was negligent in the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 - a long-awaited legal victory for victims of an attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000. The six-person jury ruled that the Port Authority, the agency that owned the World Trade Center, was negligent by not properly maintaining the parking garage, where terrorists detonated more than a half-ton of explosives in a Ryder van. It said the negligence was a "substantial factor" in the allowing the bombing to occur. The jury took just one day to...
  • Nothing To See Here - Move Along

    10/11/2005 8:48:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 76 replies · 2,974+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 10-12-05 | Michelle Malkin
    Nothing To See Here - Move Along By Michelle Malkin October 12, 2005 Oct. 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. Seventeen American sailors were murdered in the attack. They were casualties of a war with radical Islamic terror that America hadn't yet declared and which the mainstream media still refuses to acknowledge today. Too many of us were blind in 2000 -- unable or unwilling or simply too uninterested to connect such blood-stained dots as al Qaeda's 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack, the 1996 Khobar Tower bombings, the 1998 African embassy bombings, and...
  • Trial starts in 1993 World Trade Center bombing

    09/27/2005 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cougar66 · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sept 26 2005 | Daniel Trotta
    The plaintiffs say the Port Authority failed to act for years on numerous warnings that the World Trade Center was vulnerable to attack long before the bombing. The Twin Towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001, when Muslim militants crashed two hijacked airliners into them. Plaintiff lawyer David Dean said the public underground parking garage was left unguarded even though presidential limousines and the Secret Service's ammunition were stored there.
  • Trial Begins In 1993 WTC Bombing Suit

    09/24/2005 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 2,683+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 23, 2005 4:42 pm US/Eastern
    Families of the six who were killed and the more than 1,000 injured in the first World Trade Center bombing will see their lawsuits against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey go to trial on Monday after 12 years of legal delays. Six main jurors and four alternates were chosen Friday for the trial before State Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Figueroa. The trial is expected to last five weeks. Lawyers for more than 400 individuals and businesses who filed some 175 lawsuits, say the deadly blast on Feb. 26, 1993, from 1,200 pounds of explosives in a...
  • President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11

    09/23/2005 8:58:32 AM PDT · by abletruth · 46 replies · 1,802+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/05 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 11:15 p.m. EDT President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11 President Bush fired back at ex-president Clinton on Thursday, saying the weak U.S. response to terrorist attacks that took place mostly during the Clinton administration encouraged al Qaida to launch the 9/11 attacks. "The terrorists saw our response to the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole," Bush noted, after getting an update...
  • Trial At Last in '93 WTC-Blast Lawsuits

    09/19/2005 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 364+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 19, 2005 | Dareh Greogrian
    It was one of the most terrifying moments in the city's history — a massive car bombing that ripped through an underground garage, killing six and injuring over a thousand. And now, 12 long years later, a jury will decide whether the Feb. 26, 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center could have been prevented.After more than a decade of maddening delays and appeals, jury selection is expected to begin today in legal actions by hundreds of victims of the first attack on the Twin Towers against the buildings' owner, the Port Authority.The suits charge the bi-state agency's negligence...
  • CAIR's blighted rep [Tancredo Was/Is Right!]

    07/28/2005 5:45:52 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 17 replies · 572+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 28, 2005 | Vincent Carroll
    This time U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo got it right. Meet with representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations? Not on your life, replied truculent Tom. They're compromised, he maintained. Oh, how they're compromised. Advertisement To begin with, several officials or former officials of CAIR have faced criminal charges associating them with terrorism, and a founding board member of the Texas chapter was convicted on such charges just this year. Moreover, as Salon.com's Jake Tapper reminded Americans in an article shortly after 9/11, CAIR once deplored the prosecution of Sheik Omar Abdul-Rahman for his role in the 1993 bombing of the...
  • U.S. Issues $5M Award for WTC Fugitive

    04/04/2005 5:12:10 PM PDT · by TexKat · 8 replies · 541+ views
    AP ^ | 4/4/05
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. State Department said Monday it was offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture and conviction of the last remaining fugitive wanted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In a statement released in Baghdad, the State Department said it was looking for Iraqi-American Abdul Rahman Yasin, 45, believed to have helped build the bomb used in the Feb. 26, 1993, attack that killed six people. The statement described Yasin as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He is epileptic and "possibly...
  • Imprisoned terrorist still communicates with followers (Mastermind of 1993 WTC bombing)

    03/12/2005 5:16:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 725+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/12/05 | Laura Mansfield
    Convicted Egyptian cleric Omar Abdul Rahman, mastermind of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, continues to communicate with and inspire his followers despite his imprisonment. The blind sheik, convicted of multiple charges of terrorism, is incarcerated in the one of the most secure prisons in the United States, but letters to followers somehow still manage to reach his intended audience of terrorists through publication on various websites devoted to advancement of Islamic terrorism and radical ideology. On Feb. 10, New York Attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of helping Abdul Rahman pass secret messages to his followers urging violent...
  • Imprisoned terrorists still advocating terror

    02/28/2005 4:18:59 PM PST · by pitinkie · 17 replies · 545+ views
    NBC Nightly News ^ | Feb. 28, 2005 | Lisa Myers & the NBC investigative unit
    1993 World Trade Center bombers exhort jihad in letters. It was 12:18 p.m. on Feb. 26, 1993, lunch time, when the van exploded. The massive bomb rattled the World Trade Center, leaving a giant crater in the underground garage. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 were wounded. At the time, it was the worst act of terrorism ever committed on American soil. Three Islamic extremists were among those convicted; each sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Former prosecutor Andy McCarthy convicted others involved in the attack. "It's difficult to imagine people who are more evil or...
  • On the anniversary of the 1993 WTC attack, I think we should remember how it happened

    02/26/2005 5:06:08 AM PST · by Blackrain4xmas · 19 replies · 1,365+ views
    2/26/93 | Sam Pender
    2/26/91 Brig. Gen. Richard Neal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, says Iraqi forces are in "full retreat" with allied forces pursuing; Iraqi POWs number 30,000-plus, number to climb to 63,000. USA Today website 2/26/91] Saddam Hussein announces Iraqi occupation forces will withdraw completely. USA Today website 2/26/91 Residents of Kuwait City celebrate end to occupation. Resistance groups set up headquarters to control city. USA Today website 2/26/91 The Iraqis, who had the Third World's largest poison-gas operations prior to the Gulf War I, have perfected the technique of making hydrogen-cyanide gas, which the Nazis called Zyklon-B. In the hands of al...
  • Consider this: The first World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993...What if?

    07/18/2004 7:59:29 PM PDT · by Jim_Curtis · 41 replies · 2,484+ views
    July 18th, 2004 | Jim Curtis
    On 2/26/93 Saddam's buddy Ramzi Yousef didn't attempt to kill 6 people and mess up a parking ramp real good, they attempted something else. What did they attempt and if they had succeeded at it, what would have been the consequences? Why should the consequences be any different because they didn't succeed at their goal?
  • Bill Clinton Launches Book Tour for 'My Life' (Talks about Bush)

    06/03/2004 9:38:23 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 119 replies · 730+ views
    By Andrew SternCHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on Thursday, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. Reuters Photo   "My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. "A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving," the two-term president told a booksellers convention. "I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. But I don't try to settle a lot of scores here. I don't spare myself...
  • Malkin: A MENACE - EVEN WHEN THEY'RE CAGED

    05/30/2004 10:23:11 PM PDT · by cgk · 21 replies · 232+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5-30-04 | Michelle Malkin
    A MENACE - EVEN WHEN THEY'RE CAGED By MICHELLE MALKIN  Email  Archives  Print  Reprint May 30, 2004 -- EVEN being locked behind bars hasn't stopped Islamic extremists from conspiring to wage war on innocent civilians around the world. Abu Qatada, a Syrian militant cleric detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in Britain, allegedly received cellphone calls from a group of Islamist terrorists involved in the recent Madrid train bombings. The terrorists reportedly sought and received permission to blow themselves up while their apartment was surrounded by police on April 3. Britain has identified Qatada as the spiritual guru for 9/11...
  • THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB: Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

    04/25/2004 6:50:29 PM PDT · by ABrit · 2 replies · 364+ views
    The National Interest ^ | Winter, 1995/96 | Laurie Mylroie
    ........A high wall, in fact, stands between the Justice Department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on the one hand, and the national security agencies on the other. Once arrests are made, the trials of individual perpetrators take bureaucratic precedence over everything else. The Justice Department inherits primary investigatory jurisdiction, and the business of the Justice Department is above all the prosecution and conviction of individual criminals. Once that process is underway, the Justice Department typically denies information to the national security bureaucracies, taking the position that passing on information might "taint the evidence" and affect prospects for obtaining convictions....
  • THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB - Who Is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

    10/27/2001 10:50:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Bill · 45 replies · 13,294+ views
    The National Interest ^ | 1995/1996 - Winter Edition | By Laurie Mylroie
    THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters The National Interest by Laurie Mylroie 1995/96 NOTE: Laurie Mylroie, formerly of Harvard University and the U.S. Naval War College, is currently with the Foreign Policy Research Institute of Philadelphia. She was co-author of the bestseller, Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf (Random House 1990), and has just completed a sequel, 'Study of Revenge': Saddam's Terror Against America. . ACCORDING TO THE presiding judge in last year's trial, the bombing of New York's World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 was meant to topple the ...
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • "The Nairobi Trio Plus One" (Clinton's answer to Al Qaeda -- CAPTION THIS!)

    04/06/2004 2:30:59 PM PDT · by mhking · 33 replies · 399+ views
    PBS ^ | 4.6.04
  • Intrigue surrounds Ashcroft and former FBI Director Louis Freeh testimony

    04/05/2004 6:55:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 240+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 5, 2004
    Intrigue surrounds Ashcroft and former FBI Director Louis Freeh testimony at 9/11 hearings; to follow Condi, next week... Developing... NYT: Commission officials said that evidence gathered by the commission showed that Freeh had become so personally involved in managing a handful of criminal investigations and in other struggles with the Clinton White House that the potential for a domestic terrorist attack by al-Qaida got relatively little attention... Commission officials said their evidence showed that Ashcroft had taken little interest in counterterrorism before Sept. 11...
  • Before Rice Agreed to Testify in Public, 9/11 Comm. Exec. Dir. Faxed WH 1945 Photo

    04/05/2004 6:25:00 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 93 replies · 859+ views
    Yahoooo ^ | 4/5/04
    Zelikow Warned White House Counsel That Unless Rice Testified in Public, Photo Would '...Be All Over Washington in 24 Hours' NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Monday morning 9/11 commission executive director Philip Zelikow faxed a photograph to the White House counsel's office with a note saying that if the White House didn't allow national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify in public before the commission, the photograph would"...be all over Washington in 24 hours," Newsweek has learned. The photo, from a Nov. 22, 1945, New York Times story, showed presidential chief of staff Adm. William D. Leahy, appearing before...
  • Very Awkward Facts [Clinton/Clarke turn blind eye to Saddam's terrorism connection]

    04/02/2004 2:18:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies · 634+ views
    Wall Street Journal | April 2, 2004 | By LAURIE MYLROIE
    Wall Street Journal Very Awkward Facts By LAURIE MYLROIE April 2, 2004 The credibility of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke has come under withering fire. He has been caught in error after error, omission after omission. I can attest to one error more: a highly revealing error that tells us a great deal about who Richard Clarke really is. Mr. Clarke singles me out for special criticism in his book, "Against All Enemies." This is not surprising. He believes that Islamic terrorism is the work of a few individual criminals, many of them relatives. I have for years gathered the...
  • How 9-11 Happened - Ann Coulter

    04/01/2004 1:12:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 76 replies · 1,987+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 4/01/04 | Ann Coulter
    We don't need a "commission" to find out how 9-11 happened. The truth is in the timeline: PRESIDENT CARTER, DEMOCRAT In 1979, President Jimmy Carter allowed the Shah of Iran to be deposed by a mob of Islamic fanatics. A few months later, Muslims stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took American Embassy staff hostage. Carter retaliated by canceling Iranian visas. He eventually ordered a disastrous and humiliating rescue attempt, crashing helicopters in the desert. PRESIDENT REAGAN, REPUBLICAN The day of Reagan's inauguration, the hostages were released. In 1982, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut was bombed by Muslim extremists....
  • Dick Morris opines on the Clintons (September 1, 2003)

    03/29/2004 2:29:43 PM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 16 replies · 237+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | September 1, 2003 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Moreover, Dick Morris lambastes Clinton for dropping the ball in the aftermath of the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a significant misstep that had dire consequences. He states, "Then there was Clinton's inability to investigate aggressively the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which meant that it wasn't until 1996 that we learned it was a bin Laden operation. So when the Sudan offered us bin Laden in 1995, we had no grounds to hold him, so we said basically, 'Osama who?' Had the first World Trade Center bombing been a fast-tracked investigation as it should have been, we would have...
  • Leading to Disaster - For John Kerry, gutting intel is "common sense."

    03/10/2004 6:48:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 237+ views
    NRO ^ | March 10, 2004 | Barbara Comstock
    In the 1990s, John Kerry served eight years on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Despite such incidents as the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the bombing of the Khobar Towers in 1996, Kerry proposed intelligence cuts throughout the 1990s and even asked his colleagues in 1997, "Now that [the Cold War] struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow?" Fortunately, many of his liberal-Democratic colleagues understood that there were other threats, such as terrorism, that still abounded; it was rare for them even to agree with his proposed slashing of the intelligence budget....
  • The Presidential Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton

    02/29/2004 4:15:16 PM PST · by rightcoast · 22 replies · 277+ views
    Gays in the Military (1993) "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexuals reaffirmed and codified in military regulation. This revolutionary decision ushers in an era of reduced tensions in America regarding acceptance of homosexuals into society. Further, this renewed focus on the privacy of homosexuals' own affairs satisfies the needs of this group, and brings calm to a heated debate. World Trade Center Bombing (1993) Violence and terror strikes New York City as a horrific explosion detonates in the garage beneath the World Trade Center. A swift apprehension and just prosecution of the direct perpetrators of the act ensures that...
  • Temporary Shrine to Victims of '93 Trade Center Bombing

    02/26/2004 4:21:33 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 17 replies · 198+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 2.26.2004 | David W. Dunlap
    ives and innocence were lost 11 years ago today, when the World Trade Center was attacked for the first time.Then the survivors lost again.On Sept. 11, 2001, they lost their memorial - a simple, circular granite fountain by the artist Elyn Zimmerman, set in a surprisingly tranquil alcove between the north tower and the Marriott Hotel - where they gathered every Feb. 26 after a Mass at nearby St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. There, at 12:18 p.m. (by Charles J. Maikish's watch), they would let a moment's silence pass and cast roses onto the rose-colored stones."We're sort of a group...
  • BUYER BEWARE: FAKE GOODS PROVIDE REAL MONEY FOR TERROR GROUPS

    11/30/2003 6:37:45 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 12 replies · 337+ views
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 30, 2003 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    <p>November 30, 2003 -- Think twice before you pay cash for a fake Gucci bag this holiday season - you may be funneling money straight to Osama bin Laden. Law-enforcement agencies and trademark specialists are actively exploring links between counterfeiting organized-crime groups and terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas.</p>
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • FX Books Film on 9/11 'Revenge'

    11/04/2003 12:23:27 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/03 | Andrew Wallenstein
    FX Books Film on 9/11 'Revenge' By Andrew Wallenstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable channel FX is developing a film based on a controversial book contending that the Sept. 11 attacks could have been avoided. The book, "1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI (news - web sites) (The Untold Story)," was published in September by HarperCollins' ReganBooks imprint. Author Peter Lance traces 12 years of terrorist efforts masterminded by Ramzi Achmed Yousef, who had been plotting various attacks since his role in the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. "Revenge" culminates in the...
  • Clinton Emissary Said to be Bin Laden Bag Man

    10/01/2003 8:43:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 80 replies · 520+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    A man accused of funneling cash from Osama bin Laden to a radical Muslim cleric who helped plan the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center was on the payroll of the Clinton administration throughout the 1990s. Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was arrested Sunday after being accused of trying to smuggle $340,000 in cash from Lybia to terrorist groups in Syria, worked at the Clinton State Department as a global emissary for religious tolerance. When confronted with news of the curious arrangement just a week before Mrs. Clinton was elected to the Senate, a State Department spokesman told the New...
  • An Unheeded Warning

    09/30/2003 5:33:22 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 11 replies · 202+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 12:01 a.m. | BY RICHARD MINITER
    <p>When al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center in 1993, Bill Clinton shrugged.</p> <p>Tuesday, September 30, 2003 12:01 a.m.</p> <p>Before daybreak on Feb. 26, 1993, a yellow Ford 350 Econoline van threaded its way through the Holland Tunnel toward lower Manhattan. At the wheel was Mohammed Salameh, an illegal immigrant with eyesight so poor that he had failed his New Jersey driver's license exam four times.</p>
  • Iraq May Have Helped 1993 WTC Bomber

    09/26/2003 12:25:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 62 replies · 1,210+ views
    AP | 9/26/03
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teams in Iraq have uncovered some signs that a participant in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center may have received help from the government of Saddam Hussein after the bombing, Bush administration officials say. Vice President Dick Cheney first asserted that one of the bombers - a U.S. citizen and one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists - received help from Iraq, although he offered little detail. Another U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said while some evidence has been uncovered, it was too soon to reach any conclusions. Cheney, speaking Sept. 14...
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Account Links 9/11 to '93 WTC Attack

    09/22/2003 9:03:19 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 20 replies · 7,696+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/03 | Carl Limbacher
    For the first time ever, U.S. investigators have established a definitive link between the mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the man who plotted its destruction on Sept. 11, 2001 - a development that adds circumstantial evidence to claims that Iraq played a role in the worst attack ever on U.S. soil. According to a report Sunday by the Associated Press, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed "told his interrogators he had worked in 1994 and 1995 in the Philippines with Ramzi Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan Amin Shah on the foiled Bojinka plot...
  • Saddam gave money to terror suspect - claim

    09/21/2003 7:19:49 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 224+ views
    Saddam Hussein may have given sanctuary to one of the terrorists suspected of involvement in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre, US intelligence officials claimed today. Documents found in Saddam’s home town of Tikrit show that Iraq gave money and a home to Abdul Rahman Yasin, believed to have been a player in the attack which killed six people and injured 1,000. The claim, backed up by law enforcement officials, comes a day after President George Bush said there was no evidence that Saddam was involved in the September 11 terror strike, which destroyed the World Trade Centre’s...
  • SETBACK FOR 'TERROR' LAWYER

    09/16/2003 1:18:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 357+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/16/03 | John Lehmann
    <p>September 16, 2003 -- A federal judge yesterday blocked an attempt by lawyer Lynne Stewart to suppress tapes of her prison visits to the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Stewart, who faces trial next year on charges of fraud, conspiracy and making false statements, claimed the videotapes, as well as audiotapes of telephone calls, were made in violation of her constitutional right to communicate privately with Abdel-Rahman, whom she was representing.</p>
  • BILL CLINTON (TheBentOne) Live in Iowa Now! (Laff At the Adulation Alert!)

    09/13/2003 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 65 replies · 1,177+ views
    You've gotta see this...women are salivating, men are cheering, and teenage girls are being sheltered by grandparents in a rainy field in Iowa. Tom Harkin and a couple thousand Demon-RATS are gathered to mentally masturbate at a speech by Impeached42. Hilarious!!